Former X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson is set to end the South Tyneside Festival with a bang after being added to the final show line-up.
The singer will be joining a host of stars including Heather Small, Atomic Kitten and Sam Lavery, for the last gig of the festival on Sunday, July 29.
The news comes after it was announced last week that singer Lemar had to pull out from the show, due to a prior commitment.
Liverpool-born Rebecca first appeared on the hit TV show eight years ago and has continued to make an impact, performing for audiences across the UK, Europe and the USA.
Her first record-breaking album, Heaven, has been followed by three further albums which showcase her versatility and singing skill.
Coun Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council with responsibility for Culture and Leisure, said he was delighted that Rebecca Ferguson was now on the bill for the last show.
“We already had a fantastic line-up for our final concert but the addition of Rebecca Ferguson will make it truly memorable,” he said.
“She has an incredible voice and it is very exciting that we have been able to secure her appearance at Bents Park to complete what has been an amazing year of summer shows.”
The audience will also be able to enjoy music from Heather Small who hit the big time in the early 90s as the soulful voice of M People.
The band’s first hit, Moving on Up, was an instant success and was quickly followed by One Night in Heaven, Don’t Look Any Further and Search for the Hero.
Also taking to the stage is girl band Atomic Kitten, who last appeared at Bents Park in 2015 along with Former X Factor finalist Sam Lavery, from County Durham.
Admission to the concerts remain free of charge, but fans can choose to upgrade to a Priority Plus ticket.
Priced at £5 each, these provide earlier entry to the park to pick the best spot, along with access to a dedicated bar area and toilets.
However, there will only be a limited number available, and they must be bought in advance.
The Sunday concert series is supported by BBC Newcastle 95.4FM and sponsored by Port of Tyne and Colmans Seafood Temple.
Priority Plus tickets are available strictly on a first come, first served basis, and under- fives will be admitted free with a ticket-holding adult.
Tickets are available to buy from Ticketmaster until Sunday, July 22, at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/southtynesidefestival or by calling 0844 844 0444.
They will still remain on sale at The Word at Market Place, South Shields after that date while stocks last.
For more information and full listings visit: www.southtynesidefestival.co.uk or follow the social media accounts on Twitter @stynesideevents and Facebook /southtynesideevents